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Random Poem:

The Sixth Amendment And The Man It Killed
dmartin

I've not always been so angry,
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blasphemous and vile,
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but then again
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I've never been
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an innocent on trial.
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Raging fingers point in blame,
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their hate a Frigidaire freezer.
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The words I mute,
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I can't compute,
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they swear I'm Ebeneezer.
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Then what is rightfully mine
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I ask confused, dismayed.
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Upon their snide retort
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they smile, they giggle, they snort.
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You'll get a jail of dirty shade.
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I can't remember jurors,
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nor a panel of my peers
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and I had no lawyer to nudge
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and no contemptuous judge,
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a crime fallen on deaf ears.
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Let's write about misfortunes,
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of luck, unluck, and the way it stuck.
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This tangled mess of who-done-it,
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the defense team that has punted...
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I'm just the guy who got fucked.
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Hung...
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jury, don't bother with the verdict.
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